Find Assistance from Organizations
Providing Financial or Practical Help
2525 Robinhood St., Ste. 212, Houston, TX, 77005
Provides OvarCare, a financial support program ($200, $100 gas card, $100 grocery card) for ovarian cancer patients in active treatment. Must meet financial eligibility guidelines and provide income verification documentation. Application process has been designed in partnership with partner hospitals.Ovarian CancerFinancial AssistanceFoodTransportationNational
Meals on Wheels America
1550 Crystal Dr., Suite 1004, Arlington, VA, 22202
Delivers free meals to elderly and disabled persons around the country. Website offers a national database to find a location near you.All CancersFoodMeal DeliveryNational
Angel Wheels to Healing
A non-profit corporation dedicated to providing non-emergency, long-distance ground transportation to financially needy ambulatory patients who are traveling for treatment. Utilizes commercial ground transportation (Greyhound, Amtrak, Trailways, etc.) as well as volunteer drivers who own motor coaches to fulfill our mission. A typical mission is between 70 - 250 miles (one-way). Qualifications include: scheduled medical appointment, clearance by physician to travel, and financial need.All CancersTransportationNational
12345 E. Skelly Drive, Tulsa, OK, 74128
A non-profit charitable organization of pilots and volunteers who arrange free air transportation for any legitimate, charitable, medically related need. They arrange transportation of those people who are financially distressed, or who are in a time-critical, non-emergency situation due to their medical condition.All CancersTransportationNational
The Air Care Alliance
Offers a list of all nonprofit volunteer flying groups, whether they are members of the Air Care Alliance or not, in the interests of providing all possible help to patients, communities and others with needs.All CancersTransportationNational
Corporate Angel Network
Mission is to fly cancer patients (both children and adults) to treatment at no cost to them on empty seats - on both private and corporate planes - with patients who need the rides. This not only improves the patients' chances of survival, but, it also reduces their emotional stress, physical discomfort, and financial burden. Participation in Corporate Angel Network is open to all cancer patients, bone marrow donors and recipients, and stem cell donors and recipients who are ambulatory and not in need of medical support while traveling. Eligibility is not based on financial need, and patients may travel as often as necessary.All CancersTransportationNational
National Patient Travel Center
4620 Haygood Rd., Suite 1, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455
A program of Mercy Medical Angels, provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical air transportation network.All CancersTransportationNational
Air Charity Network
8864 Airport Blvd, Leesburg, Fl,
Serves all 50 states and provides free flights to people in need of medical treatment. To be automatically routed to a specific region, call toll-free 877-621-7177 or visit website for regional links.All CancersTransportationNational
National Volunteer Transportation Center
Offers a map that provides a listing of volunteer transportation providers in each state.All CancersTransportationNational
Fisher House Foundation
Operates a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. Homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve, and have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Also operates the Hero Miles program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of ill service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels.All CancersLodgingTransportationNational
Expect Miracles Foundation
P.O. Box 51267, Boston, MA, 02205
Nonprofit that rallies the financial services industry and beyond to invest in life-saving cancer research while advancing the financial and emotional health of people impacted by cancer. The Sam Fund is a program of the Expect Miracles Foundation.All CancersFertilityFinancial AssistanceHousingTransportationNational
American Cancer Society
250 Williams St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303
A nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Has online searchable resource database where you can search for numerous types of assistance (financial help, support groups, screenings, etc.).
- Offers Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States that provide cancer patients and their caregivers a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Also, offers inexpensive hotel stays through their Hotel Partners Program.
- Offers transportation support through its volunteer program, Road to Recovery, to help patients get to and from treatment.
- Offers wigs, headcovers, mastectomy products, and other items are a lower cost than for-profit organizations through Tender Loving Care.
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
421 Butler Farm Rd., Hampton, VA, 23666
Provides direct services to patients with chronic, life threatening and debilitating diseases to help access care and treatment recommended by their doctor. Offers co-payment assistance - check website for up-to-date list of covered diagnoses and medications. Maintains a searchable National Financial Assistance Resource Directory. Provides a Scholarships for Survivors Program.All CancersScholarshipsFinancial AssistanceMedicationFoodHousingTransportationUtilitiesNational
Offers a Merkel Cell Carcinoma Financial Aid Fund that provides a one time grant for transportation expenses and a Metastatic Breast Cancer Financial Aid Fund for stage III and IV breast cancer patients that provides a $600 grant to cover various non-medical related expenses connected to treatment, including transportation assistance, food, utilities, housing expenses or pre-burial expenses.
Allyson Whitney Foundation
Provides grants for people ages 16-36 who are diagnosed with a rare cancer. Covers a wide range of needs, including (but not limited to): current and residual medical bills, rent, utilities, car and health insurance premiums, IVF treatments, integrative therapies, travel expenses, and medical hair pieces. Grants range from $500-$1,500, and applications should be completed by an oncology social worker, doctor’s office, or patient navigator.All CancersFertilityFinancial AssistanceHousingTransportationUtilitiesWigsNational
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